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Flores DMO
The island of Flores possesses a diverse tourism potential which, if managed well, is believed to have the potential of becoming a major resource in the effort to improve the quality of life of the people of Flores.

The successful development of this tourist destination lies in the willingness, commitment, cooperation, and collaborations among tourism stakeholders in Flores. With this in mind, an independent organization was established called the Destination Management Organisation Regional Flores or short Flores DMO.

Flores DMO is the regional umbrella for tourism management, marketing and development activities on and for the island. It functions as an independent organization with interdependent tasks that focuses around the facilitation of internal quality improvements and assurance, external promotion and networking, as well as providing services which are not covered by the private and public sector. In its mission the Flores DMO is the organization connecting Flores with the domestic and international tourism market, providing high quality tourism services, while preserving Flores culture and environment.

The DMO was established in August 2011 with a regulation constituted by the Directorate General of Destinations Development (Ministry of Tourism and the Economy Creative), in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Tourism Republic of Indonesia No.50/Permen/2011 of the National Tourism Development Master Plan (RIPPARNAS) starting from year of 2010 to 2025. The secretariat of Flores DMO is located in the town of Ende. It maintains a connecting office in Bali to open the link for its members to the tourism businesses in Bali and internationally.

The secretariat of Flores DMO is located at Jalan Bhakti No.1, in the town of Ende, phone: (+62) 0381 23141. It maintains a connecting office in Bali as well to open the link for its members to the tourism businesses in Bali and internationally located at Jalan Batursari No.20SB, Sanur Kauh, Bali, phone:(+62) 0361 271145, email: info@florestourism.com

Download Flores travel guidebooks and maps, and Flores catalogue, brochure and leaflet.

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Swisscontact
The establishment of the Flores DMO was supported through a bilateral project between Indonesia and Switzerland. Swisscontact is a Swiss development organization with over 40 years of experience in Indonesia. The organization was assigned to implement this project in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economies as its local counterpart. Swisscontact has been supporting tourism development in Flores since 2009 through the WISATA project. Currently, the second phase (WISTA II) of the program is running, which is set to phase out in Flores in 2016.

For more information on the activities of this bilateral project for tourism development please follow the links below:

Swisscontact – direct link to WISATA II project Website
Download Swisscontact WISATA brochure (English & German)
Download Swisscontact WISATA II brochure (English & Indonesian)

8 Wonders of Flores
Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park, located between Sumbawa and Flores, was founded in 1980 with the aim of protecting the endangered Komodo dragon. As the park is not only the last sanctuary for the Komodo dragon but also a unique area of marine biodiversity, it became a Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1986 and ent...
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Bena Village
Bena Village
Bena, a community that is situated about 16km from Bajawa at the foot of Mount Inerie, is the most famous and also most visited village in the Ngada district. With its impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines, as well as traditional houses, Bena has turned into a signpost for Ngada culture....
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Wae Rebo Village
Wae Rebo Village
Wae Rebo is an old Manggaraian village, situated in pleasant, isolated mountain scenery. The village offers visitors a unique opportunity to see authentic Manggarai housing and to experience the everyday life of the local community. In the village of Wae Rebo, visitors can see mbaru niang – tradit...
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Kelimutu National Park
Kelimutu National Park
Mount Kelimutu, with its tri-colored crater lakes, is probably the most amazing natural phenomenon in Flores. Beyond that, the ‘steaming mountain’ is also the island’s most famous tempat angker, or mystical, haunted place. Scientific explanations aside, there are many myths about the origin o...
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Semana Santa
Semana Santa
Each year, Larantuka celebrates the Holy week known as ‘Semana Santa’. It is held during the week before Easter Sunday. All along the Holy week, Catholic pilgrims from Flores and all over Indonesia flooded the tranquil city of Larantuka. The prayers center around two religious icons. The...
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Riung 17 Islands
Riung 17 Islands
The sub-district of Riung, located to the north of Bajawa, is famed for its beautiful coral gardens. The coast and the surrounding area of the town of Riung have become a national conservation area, and were even given the status of a national park and named Pulau Tujuh Belas, or ‘Seventeen Island...
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Watublapi Ikat Weaving
Watublapi Ikat Weaving
Watublapi is a small community in the Sikka district well known for its fine traditional ikat weaving. Whereas many other local weaving communities switched to industrially spun yarn and chemical dyes for the sake of saving time and money, the weavers of Watublapi still use the traditional, handspun...
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The Hobbit Liang Bua
The Hobbit Liang Bua
With this finding, long-held scientific theories on the evolutionary past of human beings were contested: was there a land connection between mainland Asia or Australia and Flores? Was the isolated island situation responsible for the dwindling size? Did modern human beings cross with the hobbit, or...
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